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Written by Paul Muldoon
Read by Liev Schreiber
Music by Lenny Pickett

On December 1, 2020, Irish Repertory Theatre premiered a reading of Plaguey Hill, a new work by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, read by Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber. Written over the first two weeks of April 2020, “Plaguey Hill” is an impressionistic account of day-to-day life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Though the poem is set in Sharon Springs, New York, it harkens back to memories of the burial mound of Plaguey Hill, in Friars Bush graveyard, Belfast, where victims of the 1830s cholera epidemic were laid to rest. The poem takes the form of an intricately locked series of 15 sonnets known as a crown, or corona.

Hurray for revolution and more canon shot! 
A beggar upon horseback lashs a beggar on foot 
Hurray for revolution and canon come again, 
The beggars have changed places but the lash goes on  
– WB Yeats           

Part 1: A Beggar Upon Horseback: The Context, From Frederick Douglass to Today

Featuring a dramatic reading by John Douglas Thompson of Frederick Douglass’s “Letter from Belfast”

Part 2: A Beggar on Foot: Creating Change in Irish Arts

After exploring the complex intersections of Irish-American and African-American history on Day 1, the second day of discussion centered on the role of race in Irish arts and ended with a conversation on the role of Irish cultural institutions in the push for racial equity.

In lieu of payment to watch this event, Irish Repertory Theatre encourages all viewers to donate to the Equal Justice Initiative. 


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The Royal Shakespeare Company


BroadwayHD is so proud to be the official global streaming home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the world's preeminent Shakespearean theater company, based in Shakespeare's hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. Titles available right now include: Hamlet starring I May Destroy You's Paapa Essiedu, King Lear, Timon of Athens, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona & Love's Labour's Won. More titles to come in February and March.

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Watch New Trailer for Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself

Directed by Frank Oz, the filmed version of the solo show premieres on Hulu later this month.

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Derek DelGaudio’s one-person show In & Of Itself, which played Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre in 2017 following an extended engagement at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, debuts on Hulu January 22. Watch the new trailer HERE.


Directed by Frank Oz, the film made its world premiere at the Montclair Film Festival this past fall. The project chronicles conceptual storyteller DelGaudio’s attempt to understand the illusory nature of identity. His journey expands to a collective experience that forces us to confront the boundaries of our own identities.

In an earlier statement, Oz said, “One of the things I love about In & Of Itself is that it can’t be explained. It has to be seen. And now it can be—on Hulu. And I can’t wait to hear people’s reaction to it.”

Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself, which was filmed in New York City in 2018, is produced by Glenn Kaino, Vanessa Lauren, and Jake Friedman, and executive-produced by Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee Colbert, Daryl Roth, and Tom Werner.

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Watch New Trailer for One Night in Miami…, Featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge  (Click Here or on the Image Above)

Oscar winner Regina King directs the film, based on Olivier nominee Kemp Powers’ stage play.

Check out the latest trailer for One Night in Miami…, featuring Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. as singer Sam Cooke, above. The film, based on the 2013 stage play by Olivier nominee Kemp Powers (who also penned the screenplay), marks Oscar and Emmy winner Regina King’s feature directorial debut.

One Night in Miami… also features Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X, Eli Goree as Cassius Clay, and Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown. Rounding out the cast are 2020 Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, Beau Bridges, and Lance Reddick.

Amazon Studios releases the film in select U.S. theatres January 8 and on Prime Video January 15. The movie made its premiere in Miami December 25.

Set on the night of February 25, 1964, One Night in Miami… follows a young Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Clay, unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws, spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami's historically Black neighborhoods celebrating with three of his closest friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown.

Producers are Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment and Jody Klein of ABKCO; King and Powers are executive producers. Chris Harding and Paul O. Davis also executive produce.

The film also features the original song “Speak Now,” written by Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashford, and performed by Odom, Jr.; ABKCO will release the original soundtrack in conjunction with the film.

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"Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain"

For our first ENCORE in the new year, we're revisiting Folger Theatre's 2013 production of Twelfth Night, directed by Robert Richmond. It is commonly thought that Shakespeare penned and performed this comedy to coincide with the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated on January 6 in Elizabethan England. The holiday signaled a time of topsy-turvy celebrations inverting the social order—the kind of misrule, revelry, and mistaken identity for which this play is famous. Perhaps that's why the full title of the play is Twelfth Night, or What You Will.  Read more in this excellent piece from the Folger Collation.

Cast member Louis Butelli introduces the production's bittersweet finale number, "Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain," featuring original music by Matthew M. Nielson. 

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The Bard and The Duke

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This week, we're revisiting one of our popular Free Folger Friday lectures, "The Bard and The Duke," delivered by Professor Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University. In this presentation, Dr. Jackson speaks about composer and musician Duke Ellington, highlighting his Shakespeare-inspired compositions, such as the masterwork, Such Sweet Thunder.

Charles Flye, Production Manager and Technical Director for the Folger, introduces this selection, delving into Ellington's album Timon of Athens: Incidental Music for Shakespeare’s Play. Originally commissioned for a production at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, this 20-piece composition blends Ellington's signature jazz stylings with the themes of Shakespeare's play: greed, generosity, betrayal, and reconciliation.

This talk was presented as part of the humanities programs alongside the Folger Theatre production of Timon of AthensClick here to listen to an audio recording of the full lecture.

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Celebrate Romance

As You Like It

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, we're sharing some of Shakespeare's delightful romantic comedy As You Like It, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and produced by Folger Theatre in association with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Antoinette Robinson, who played Celia in this production (and also Flavius in our Timon of Athens) introduces this scene in which Rosalind, disguised as a shepherd boy named Ganymede, helps to tutor Orlando in the ways of courtship—while pretending to be his beloved, Rosalind. This lovely bit of wit and wordplay features Lindsay Alexandra Carter as Rosalind and Lorenzo Roberts as Orlando.

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Ato Blankson-Wood, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Maddie Corman, More Set for The Manic Monologues

The McCarter Theatre Center digital production, featuring an interactive component, explores mental health.

Current Slave Play Tony nominee Ato Blankson-Wood, Rent Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Accidentally Brave playwright Maddie Corman, and more stage favorites will explore mental health this winter in a new digital production from the McCarter Theatre Center. The Manic Monologues debuts February 18 with 21 true-life monologues that users can explore at their own pace and through an interactive element virtually respond to.

Joining the trio listed above are Tessa Albertson, Anna Belknap, Mike Carlsen, Alexis Cruz, Mateo Ferro, Sam Morales, Bi Jean Ngo, Armando Riesco, Jon Norman Schneider, Heather Alicia Simms, C.J. Wilson, and Craig Bierko.

In addition to the monologues, the platform also has links to support services, books, articles, research, and the scripts, along with interviews by leading experts and advocates discussing mental health and its intersection with social justice, social media, and COVID.

In 2017, Zack Burton was diagnosed with bipolar disorder while finishing his Ph.D. Elisa Hofmeister helped him through his journey. The two were driven to address the lack of visible narratives around mental health, resulting in a series of vignettes. The Manic Monologues was first performed live at Stanford in 2019, with McCarter planning a staged reading in 2020 that was forced to go digital in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This virtual experience is conceived and directed by Elena Araoz with multimedia design by Jared Mezzocchi, sound design and original music by Nathan Leigh, casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting, and web development by Jackie Liu.

The play is presented in association with Princeton University Health Services, The 24 Hour Plays, and Innovations in Socially Distant Performance, a project of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton.

Cast Set for Reading of Kemp Powers' Christa McAuliffe's Eyes Were Blue

Center Theatre Group will present a virtual reading of Kemp Powers' Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue beginning February 4 and accessible through April 4.

Directed by Jennifer Chang, the cast features Giovanni Adams, Jovan Adepo, Amaia Arana, Lorena Martinez, Connor Paolo, Adam J. Smith, Cory Michael Smith, Larry Bates, and Justin Lawrence Barnes.

Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue follows Bernard and Steven Gentry, twins who have lived starkly different lives. One is plagued by racism because of his dark skin, while the other passes as white. Moving between their '80s New York City childhood and a Minnesota courthouse in 2006, the play is a meditation on race and privilege in America.

Playwright Powers is currently represented on screen with his adapted screenplay for One Night in Miami…, which features direction by Oscar winner Regina King and a cast that includes Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr.

The reading is part of Center Theatre Group’s L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival: New Plays Forged in L.A. series, and the video will be free to Center Theatre Group subscribers and supporters or $10 for all others. Visit

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Since launching last month, tens of thousands of you have been enjoying the best of British theatre in your homes across 114 countries.

Join our growing global community to enjoy new plays every month, now including Vanessa Kirby’s ‘sensational’ performance as Julie in Polly Stenham’s thrilling version of Strindberg’s masterpiece.

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Wild and single, Julie throws a huge party in her luxurious London house which rapidly descends into a fight for her own survival.

Vanessa Kirby plays Julie in Polly Stenham’s shocking and fiercely relevant new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie.

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A production from National Theatre.

Available at least until 10 January 2022.


Nigeria, 1967. Three sisters, grieving the loss of their father, long to return to their former home in Lagos as conflict encroaches on their provincial village.

Chekhov’s iconic characters are relocated to Nigeria on the brink of the Biafran Civil War in this bold adaptation by Inua Ellams.

Originally commissioned by Metta Theatre.

Recording from the National Theatre Archive.
A production from the National Theatre and Fuel.

Available at least until 30 November 2021.


In 2008, as the Large Hadron Collider searches for the Higgs boson, tragedy throws two sisters together. The collision threatens them all with chaos.

Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams play the sisters in this drama from writer Lucy Kirkwood.

Originally commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer, with funds provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Bay Steet Theatre and Literature Live! present

Harris Yulin as Ahab;  Allen O'Reilly as Coffin   Composite Images by Mike Billings

Literature Live! returns with an online theatrical production of Herman Melville’s American classic Moby Dick

This 90-minute adaptation is based on the seminal 1851 Herman Melville novel Moby Dick; or, The Whale. Skillfully condensing and theatricalizing Melville’s classic tale, the show features a versatile ensemble of actors who portray the book’s unforgettable characters, including Ishmael, Queequeg, Starbuck, and Captain Ahab.

The exciting cast features celebrated actor and East End native Harris Yulin; Broadway and stage stars Dan Domingues, Wonza Johnson, Nehal Joshi, John Kroft, and Trent Saunders; and Bay Street’s Director of Education, Allen O’Reilly. The production is adapted by Bay Street Theater Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, directed by Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz, and features special video effects and editing by Mike Billings, an original score by Michael Holland, and costume design by Meghan O’Beirne.

Following this online premiere, the audience is invited to “raise a cup of ale” alongside the production's cast and crew as part of a talkback segment held via Zoom.


Now in its twelfth year, Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program designed specifically with middle and high school age students, their teachers, and administrators in mind. Plays are chosen from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are approximately 90 minutes in length, and provided free of charge to any school group, their teachers, and administrators. In the past, schools from as far west as Hempstead and Brentwood have enjoyed Literature Live! productions, and additional showings for those with special needs, including the Cleary School for the Deaf, have been provided, as well. With over 30,000 students and nearly 60 schools participating, Literature Live! remains a cornerstone of Bay Street’s Educational outreach programming.


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Indiana Rep Theatre

The beloved book comes to life in this life-affirming play, full of compassion, humor, & hope.

Morrie was Mitch’s sociology professor, but he was also his mentor, his advisor, his life coach. Now Mitch is a busy sportswriter with a frantic schedule & a troubled marriage, and Morrie is dying. One visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage & a final course in the meaning of life.




In 1921, Eugene O'Neill rejects the use of blackface & casts African-American actor Charles Gilpin in the lead of his groundbreaking play "Emperor Jones"




The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop & history the biggest musical show in America...and are getting ready to conquer the world.



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Passion River Films

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World”, GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, & a celebration of the imagination.



Three magnificent voices. Ten musical styles. Two hundred years of music. Take your front-row seat at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for genre-defying feats of vocal skill by three of today’s most versatile and powerful singers. Sopranos Nova Y. Payton and Jamet Pittman and mezzo-soprano Laurice Lanier are all classically trained, but there’s nothing they can’t sing, from soaring opera to show tunes, jubilant gospel, jazz, blues, and more. Conceived by Marion J. Caffey, creator of the smash hit Three Mo’ Tenors, this is the show that has thrilled audiences all across North America. Complete with rehearsal clips and interviews, it’s nonstop family entertainment.

Starting Friday December 18


Premiering Friday, January 29

A celebration of the legendary singer-songwriter's life & career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of 70s LA to the present. Carole King joins collaborators & family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances & photos complete the tapestry.



Premiering Friday, January 22

The Last Play at Shea chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium & the legendary performer Billy Joel.



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Children's Theatre of Charlotte

A boy awakens Christmas morning to discover a Velveteen Rabbit among his gifts. Adored at first, then cast to the toy box, the Rabbit is snubbed by the other toys for being old-fashioned. Over time, a friendship blossoms. The Rabbit learns what it means to be loved by the Boy - and the smiles & tears that come from being "real".



Through March 31

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Jay & Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White & the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Streets, & their brand new release Cinderella Remix.



Children’s Books Adapted Into Beautifully Inventive Shows

From Chicago Children’s Theatre


The Caldecott Award-winning picture book by Leo Lionni comes to brand new life as a clever and colorful virtual puppet show gently narrated by Michael Shannon, a founder of Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre and star of films such as Shape of Water, Revolutionary Road, and the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Runs Aug 17, 2020 – Mar 31, 2021

$25 Suggested Donation



A charming, zany, 10-minute toy theater show directed by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabaret” and “The Houdini Box.” The story—based on the 1994 book written by Pam Conrad and illustrated by Selznick—is about a doll who throws herself a party with her friend’s knife, fork, spoon, and plate.

Runs Aug 17, 2020 – May 21, 2021

$25 Suggested Donation



The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Martin’s Dream brings a historical figure to life through the power of story, speech & song. Created & performed by Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures: a funny, intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family & education made him one of the most revered people in our nation’s history.



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TIME Magazine called La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls (WOW) program "bold, extreme theatre." WOW shows have one thing in common: they are an invitation to rethink theatre through intriguing & playful experiences. Digital WOW is no different. These world premieres bring world-class artists directly to you, fostering a connection with each other & allowing art to flourish.



La Jolla Playhouse Digital WOW Series

Between fire & brimstone preaching, the intimate vulnerability of prayer, & the invitation to fellowship, renowned San Diego poet Alyce Smith Cooper & acclaimed Los Angeles DJ & musician Shammy Dee reach to penetrate the hearts of the people. This three-part, spoken-verse show encompasses the past/present, yin/yang, & male/female with the dream of transformation. It is both a personal moment & a collective piece – a springing forward into a leap of light.

Run time for 3 episodes combined: approximately 10 minutes




Broadway On Demand has launched The Artist Channels, a new section of the platform devoted to musical theater composers and lyricists. The Artist Channels provide a digital space for theater fans to explore the incredible talent of the songwriters who are creating today's new musicals.

Explore our 36 Artist Channels available now, and check back as more are added in the coming weeks!


Little Angel Theatre are excited to be partnering with Michael Rosen to produce an online, puppetry adaptation of Clever Cakes.


First published in 1991, Clever Cakes and Other Stories is a collection of comical adventures about super-smart kids who triumph in a fun flip on traditional fairy tales. Little Angel Theatre will be adapting the title story, Clever Cakes, about a little girl called Masha and how she outwits a massive, greedy bear to escape home to her granny.

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“Welcome to the Cafe” - Episode 1 of the new The Theatre Channel -  stars the cream of British and international musical theatre talent and sets the scene for this brand-new web series showcasing some of musical theatre’s best loved classics.


Starring: Tarinn Callender (Come From Away, Hamilton), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers: The Musical, The Addams Family, Les Misérables), Oliver Ormson (Back to the Future, The Addams Family, The Book of Mormon), Matt Henry MBE (Kinky Boots, One Night in Miami), Lucie Jones (Waitress, Legally Blonde, X-Factor UK), Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George) and Jodie Steele (Six The Musical, Rock of Ages, Heathers: The Musical).


Also featured are The Cafe Four, comprising of Alyn Hawke (Oklahoma, Follies, 42nd Street), Emily Langham (The Boy Friend, Oklahoma, West Side Story), Sadie-Jean Shirley (City of Angels, Ghost: The Musical, Aladdin) and Alex Woodward (Mamma Mia, Hairspray), who welcome us into the Cafe and, like a Greek chorus, guide us through the musical numbers. 


All of the planned series of ten stand-alone performances are being staged and filmed with super high production values, on location at The Theatre Café in the heart of the West End.

Get ready for another fun family night hosted by Disney Cruise Line! This time we’re bringing the world of Arendelle into your homes with a virtual watch party of our Broadway-style stage production, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.”

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll in this brand-new original adaptation inspired by his classic poem.


The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling family musical adventure.

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  • Southbank Centre

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Paul is an average guy. He likes movies, and pizza, and average guy things. He does not like... musicals. But Paul's small world is about to come crashing down under the weight of unspeakable terror! Now he must run, run for his life, as something sinister spreads, and grows, and sings, and dances!


The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals is a musical horror-comedy by StarKid Productions.

Two delusional geriatrics reveal curious pasts, share a love of tuna and welcome a surprise guest in this filming of the popular Broadway comedy show.

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Zsa Zsa, Raquelle, Blanche and Cuba are in quarantine – four disabled women locked down, locked in, shut up and shouted down. While the rest of the nation is in meltdown, it takes a lot to phase this quartet.


Funny Peculiar is a lockdown production from Little Cog as part of their Staging Our Futures programme. The piece stars Liz Carr of Silent Witness fame, Mandy Colleran, a comedian and activist, Bea Webster who is currently an associate of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Playwright's Studio of Scotland, as well as the piece's writer, Vici Wreford-Sinnott.

Solve the case in this interactive theatre show.


The year is 1958. A brutal murder of a federal state officer has taken place in an apartment block 3 rows down from Times Square. The police have arrested one young man who was found at the scene of the crime. The young man claims to be innocent. Eyewitness reports and the NYPD believe otherwise. It’s his word against the state’s.


The decision is down to the Jury….The decision is down to YOU! You are hereby summoned by the New York County Supreme court to appear for Jury Service. This will be the most important civic role you will perform so listen carefully, study the evidence, cross-examine the suspect and, ultimately, decide your verdict. But make sure you are certain, as the fate of this man’s life is in your hands.

In this one-man Broadway show, John Leguizamo finds humour and heartbreak as he traces 3,000 years of Latin history in an effort to help his bullied son.

CUTTINGS is a play written by Ollie George Clark about three publicists dealing with a PR disaster. Originally set in the entertainment world, during the coronavirus pandemic the characters of Gracelyn, Ruchi and Danica have been transposed into the real political world. Rather than writing speeches for actors they’re writing for politicians like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings. The series follows their weekly zoom calls where they write speeches, draft apologies, and think of ways to promote the government’s pandemic response.


The story in the play is all about writing an apology to save someone’s career following a public mistake; about how to manipulate public perception, never apologise, how to include extreme detail and to emote where possible. The comparison to Dominic Cummings speaking in the Rose Garden to justify breaking lockdown rules was staggering. As such, the series was born.

William “Billy” Haines was a popular silent screen MGM movie star who was fired by Louis B Mayer because he was gay and refused to give up his lifelong partner, Jimmie Shields, and marry the silent screen vamp Pola Negri. As punishment, his films were removed from release and sealed in the MGM vaults never to be seen again, and his studio photographs destroyed.


It was an attempt to erase him completely from movie history. But Billy and Jimmy’s turbulent, passionate love affair was to survive and lasted over 50 years...this is their story.​

This short film documents the contribution of Black workers at the front line of the Covid-19 crisis, using verbatim interviews, and creating a lasting historical record available online at


The first film stars Jo Martin (Doctor Who; Casualty), directed by Michael Buffong, who shares a teacher’s experience of trying to keep themselves and their pupils safe after decades of budget cuts. It explores how new conversations opened up in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter movement, and the challenges of supporting students’ education when nothing was certain anymore.

A company of twelve Black, Brown and multiracial young Londoners have produced a bold short film exploring their own experiences of everyday racism.


As anti-racism movements sweep the globe, young people are pushing for political action, drawing our attention to the racialised power structures embedded within society. Change is on the horizon.

Dr Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in a private clinic, is attempting to interview – and seduce – would-be secretary Geraldine. When a government inspector arrives, closely followed by Sergeant Match who is in search of missing parts of Winston Churchill, chaos, cross-dressing and mistaken identity lead the charge.


What the Butler Saw was Joe Orton’s final play, completed just a month before his untimely death. This 2017 Made At Curve and Theatre Royal Bath co-production, directed by Nikolai Foster, was performed 50 years since the death of the celebrated Leicester playwright.

  • Filmed Performance

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  • Curve Theatre

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This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world. With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

Written by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop)

  • Available from 24 Jan | 7:00 pm EST

  • Filmed Performance  (Jubilee Theatre)

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  • Rent

Northern Ballet explores passion, tragedy, and fierce devotion in this exquisite performance. Queen Victoria’s diaries revealed a life so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history.


Her irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty. But his untimely death brought the world's most powerful woman to her knees with grief.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in the late Victorian era. It has always proved one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

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'Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust, like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.'


The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.


The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters – notably the tragic Duchess and the subtly villainous Bosola – all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination.

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In November, Actors Touring Company (ATC) launched their Signal Fires project. They commissioned three playwrights from around the globe to write a letter to tomorrow, a letter of hope, for audiences to perform in their own home.


Written in a time of uncertainty they offered the chance to create a unique moment of optimistic home theatre. As we move into 2021, the uncertainty we all thought would become more certain, hasn’t and there’s still a deep need for hope so the project lives on as we bring you Dear Tomorrow – Hope from Home…


Northern Stage have partnered up with ATC to turn Dear Tomorrow into a digital project, as part of their Artistic Director's Natalie Ibu’s inaugural season.


Six writers have been commissioned to write a letter of hope that will then be performed to camera by actors from across the UK.

From writer Peter Barnes comes a selection of four exquisitely crafted monologues, performed by four of Original Theatre's leading actors and filmed on stage at the Theatre Royal Windsor.


  • Billy & Me starring Jon Culshaw

  • Losing Myself starring Matthew Kelly

  • Rosa starring Jemma Redgrave

  • A True Born Englishman starring Adrian Scarborough

Break Free is an empowering musical celebration with LGBT+ theatre artists, sharing their personal journeys and performances of musical theatre and pop songs that have inspired them. 14 stage stars will feature in the filmed concert of pop and musical theatre songs, with proceeds going to LGBT+ charity Stonewall UK. The cast includes Natasha Agnew, Paul Baker, Allie Daniel, Elouise Davis, Andrew Derbyshire, Nick Hayes, Mark Inscoe, Eleanor Kane, Millie O’Connell, Alex Thomas Smith, Courtney Stapleton, La Voix, Shona White, Layton Williams and Charlotte Yorke.


This special filmed event will be available to watch live from over 100 countries, and is available to purchase in various currencies. Break Free premieres on Friday 19 February at 8PM GMT and purchasers have on-demand access for 72 hours

Tickets must be purchased per household. Any sharing of account information is against our terms of use and may result in loss of income for the artists. Recording of the livestream is strictly prohibited. Any distribution of recorded material will be subject to copyright infringement.

  • Available from 19 Feb | 3:00 pm EST

  • Livestream

  • Thespie

  • Digital Ticket

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